By Saikat Mandal

8th Dec, 2021 | 10:10am

West Ham could move for Divock Origi in January - report

West Ham could move for Liverpool striker Divock Origi in the January transfer window, according to reports from ExWHUemployee.

The Belgian striker was previously close to joining the Hammers, and ExWHUemployee has told The West Ham Way it “would not be a surprise” if the London club make a concrete attempt to sign him.

Origi has a contract at the club till 2022, and the Reds could be tempted to offload him if the offer is right.

Hammers insider Ex added that Origi “has been very close to joining West Ham previously”.

Fabulous signing

Origi would be a fabulous signing for the Hammers.

He is a vastly experienced Premier League striker who is a natural finisher.

Jurgen Klopp hailed him last week (4 December) as club “legend” after he scored the winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final minutes of the game.

It is sheer bad luck for Origi that he belongs to a team that has four top-class forwards, and it’s not easy to dislodge them.

That doesn’t make him a bad player.

The 26-year-old has scored 39 goals in 166 appearances for the Reds, but most of those have come from the bench.

West Ham desperately need to sign a striker this January as David Moyes cannot simply afford to gamble with Michail Antonio as the club’s lone striker for the rest of the campaign.

Considering his age, experience, pedigree, and transfer value, signing Origi in January is a no-brainer.

Klopp, ideally, would love to keep him till the end of the season, but Liverpool will probably happily let him go if the Hammers can table a good offer.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers should sign this striker who has been made available to loan.

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